The wild Australian psych-rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard still has six members, but now it’s down one. Pitchfork reports that Eric Moore, the band’s manager and also one of its two drummers, is leaving King Gizzard. Moore will continue to work for Flightless Records, the band’s label.
Moore announced his departure on Instagram last night. In his farewell post, Moore wrote:
Whilst I’m deeply saddened by this decision, I don’t have any regrets and have enjoyed every fuckin second of being in this band and the journey it has taken us on. I’ll forever be in awe of the musicianship, creativity and work ethic of every single member. I was a fan boy from day one and am so grateful for everything I’ve learnt with my best mates by my side. Life goes on however, and I’m excited to keep growing the label and continuing to champion new artists and business endeavours until the lights go out. And when the lights go out..well.. someone give me the number for Coles cause I can pick and pack an order like a mf.
The band also posted about Moore departure on their Instagram account, writing, “Over the last decade as both member and manager, from airport to soundcheck and from tourbus to stage he was there each step of the way. Eric made an immeasurable contribution to the band and we’re sad to see him go!”
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released “Some Of Us,” their most recent single, a couple of weeks ago.